Richard Garfunkle was never a smart man he always turned things in late and just plain didn't do most things asked of him. because of this he had low grades in high school and had few collage and job opportunity's. when he graduated from high school he and his friends decided that they would all move to Colorado Springs, CO and all split the rent of a house. Richard and his friends lack of a collage education landed them in Fast food and Retail minimum wage jobs. due to their low wages they couldn't really do much for vacations they mostly stayed home played games. despite this they where always happy and polite most people in town liked them. after about 3 years Richard had saved enough to take a trip. and after a lot of thought and pro and con charts he finally decided on Chernarus from his favorite game GarmA 2. His Vacation was going to last 2 weeks and consisted mostly of traveling around and looking for somewhere he would hopefully recognize. in which case he would set up camp and sleep there for the night. his vacation was pretty uneventful he heard the occasional gun shot but just thought it to be hunters. for all of his vacation he stayed out of big towns and went by small villages it was on his last day that when he was on the shore looking out at the sea when suddenly he was knocked unconscious by a shovel. He awoke on the shore with nothing but his shirt, pants, and his flashlight.